18 January 2013, Friday, 11:12

The number of Bashkir marines, buried in North Korea, reached seven

author: Arina Rakhimkulova

The number of Bashkir marines, buried in North Korea, reached seven, the curator of the project “Calling by Name” (Vladivostok) Galina Shaikova reported to the news agency “Bashinform”.

As it was reported earlier, the names of five Marines – the sons of Bashkir land, buried in the common grave in the town of Chongjin – were known: guard  lieutenant, platoon commander Zakuan Abdullin, mortar man Faizulat Rafikov, scouts Paul Lychkov and Michael Kuchurov and gunman Alexei Ludzinski. This story is described in detailed in one of the materials of “The Public Electronic Newspaper”.

Not long ago it has become known that other two Bashkir soldiers are buried there.

A native of Duvanski region RB, senior sergeant, marine Constantine Rukhtin was recruited in 1941. He landed in the seaport of Seisin during the landing operation on September 15.During one of the attacks he had been gravely wounded and later died at a field hospital on September 1, 1945.

One more our compatriot was master sergeant, a cadet of the Higher Naval College Peter Turbovets from the town of Belebey. When the war with Japanese invaders began, he was sent to the town of Gensan for taking part in an operation. During this operation he demonstrated real bravery but was deadly wounded and died on August 25, 1945, at a field hospital. He is buried in Gensan Park (North Pyongyang, the town of Idgu).